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Student Withdrawal from School - drop outs: JFC

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Student Withdrawal from School - drop outs: JFC

The Superintendent recognizes and promotes the importance of obtaining a high school diploma, as a diploma assists students to lead healthy and productive lives after graduation. Those youth who withdraw from school and prepare to face life with less than a high school education will have a much more difficult time entering the workforce or pursuing other goals. Therefore, the Superintendent strongly urges every teacher, guidance counselor, principal, parent and citizen to exert all the influence which he/she can command to keep all district students in school through high school graduation.

Principals, teachers and guidance counselors are encouraged to make dropout prevention a priority through personal contacts with students and specialized programs. The goal is to enable those students who are considering dropping out or have dropped out of school to return and resume their programs with a minimum degree of disruption.

To emphasize the importance of a high school diploma and to encourage students to reconsider their decision to withdraw from school, the district will notify the student's parent or parents, or legal guardian or custodian in writing, when the district has knowledge that a student has dropped out of high school. For purposes of this policy, "high school dropout" shall have the same meaning as defined by the rules of the State Board of Education.